Quarantine Reads

With the library closed, I’ve had to rely on ebooks through our library app (Libby) and what we already have in the house. Rereading can be tricky–some things I’m just not in the mood for (most of my 20th century American lit — good but depressing). After finishing rereading the Harry Potter series, so far I’ve read:

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
    A feminist 1984-type sci-fi novel, the writing and world are incredibly engaging.  That said, I recommend it with a huge grain of salt–it may be triggering or contain too many adult themes for some. I haven’t seen the show, but I can imagine that it would be pretty vile, given the content of the book (plenty for HBO to elaborate on visually). I wouldn’t hand this one over to a teenager, but I think any mature adult who has read Faulkner would not find this book overly sensational.
  2. Brave Learner by Julie Bogart
    This is an nonfiction book about homeschooling–I’m only a few chapters in, but I love the thought behind it and the practical tips. It inspired me to move around craft supplies and a mostly unused kid’s table to a more central location in our living room so the kids would find art-making more accessible.

I also reread The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson and Large Family Logistics by Mary Ostyn in nonfiction homeschooling, and in poetry I’ve reread Paper Anniversary by Bobby C. Rogers and Scar Tissue by Charles Wright. I’m making my way through my poetry book shelf, rereading everything I have and determining what I still want to keep.

I’d like to read another novel, but I’m having a hard time getting into anything–if you have any fiction suggestions, drop them in the comments! Also–what are you reading?

2 Comments

  1. I don’t have any fiction suggestions, but did you ever read “Educated” by Tara Westover? I read that last fall and absolutely devoured it.

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